Some therapists are calling for a new way to understand human distress.
TV programmes with certain themes can help boost our mood.
Despite moments of hope, worries about the present and fears that the future may be even worse have been rising for decades. What can geopolitics teach us about the global impact of fear?
One medication-free technique uses your emotions to release stress.
Psychology studies suggest a variety of ways you can strengthen your bond and increase your satisfaction with your partner.
Feelings of empathy for others may be plentiful in a year of suffering. But is feeling more empathy to loved ones than strangers morally right? A research team sought to find out.
Whether in the form of a discreet titter or a full-on roar, laughter comes with many benefits for physical and mental health.
Cut yourself some slack. For most people, the pandemic has been a unique challenge.
It's been ten years since the term was coined. Here's what researchers know so far.
The ancient term 'acedia' describes the paradoxical combination of jangling nerves and vague lack of purpose many of us are feeling now. Reviving the label might help.
A new study of centuries-old Mesoamerican statues lends weight to the idea that many human facial expressions are universal.
Good mental health is the ability to adapt to changes and stress. Whatever school looks like, parents can help keep kids' social-emotional development on track in these four areas.
New findings that alexithymia in autistic people made them more vulnerable to eating disorders.
Many people experience love differently. But regardless of the differences in how it's experienced and how it changes over time, humans are social creatures who are deeply fascinated by it.
Mood tracking apps are sophisticated tools that track, measure and improve our emotions. But doing so may make our emotional data vulnerable to interested third parties.
A team of researchers developed an app to study whether the pandemic would cause our internal clocks to go haywire.
Students say they have a hard time studying and cognitive science proves they're not trying to dodge work: there's a link between negative emotions and difficulties in concentrating.
Understanding others' emotions is a crucial social skill. Counter to concerns about screen time stunting kids' development, one study suggests they're getting better at recognizing emotion on screen.
Emotions and feelings can be thought of as judgments: considered responses to what is happening.
A survey conducted in early April reveals that, even in lockdown, fewer than 3% of people were feeling only negative emotions.